Life Science Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Experts in staffing and mobility solutions for the life science industries

Recruitment for life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Airswift has over 40 years’ experience transforming careers and companies through workforce solutions.

We specialise in staffing and HR services for life sciences, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Our talented life science recruitment specialists are visible across the globe through Airswift’s 60 offices based in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the CIS region, North and Latin America, and other areas.

These offices are complemented by super hubs in Singapore, Manchester, UK, and Houston, Texas.

Airswift’s workforce solutions experts are agile and provide life sciences companies with speed and mobility to find them the best talent through our global talent pools. 

We’re passionate about creating effective talent pipelines for life sciences companies, and helping skilled workers find jobs that are the right fit for them and their abilities.

We’re proud of our 96% contractor satisfaction rate and we can help you build a life science recruitment strategy designed to complement your wider growth strategy.

Global coverage

Airswift has 60 offices across the world, with hubs in Houston, Manchester and Singapore. Our global coverage makes us a trusted recruitment company across the life science industry.

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Talent acquisition and recruitment for the life science industries

Our specialist team will work alongside you to create a pipeline strategy centred around talent acquisition that helps you consistently find the right people.

This includes contract labour supply, permanent hire, retained search, workforce consolidation and mass transfer.

Our talent acquisition services include:

Airswift Talent Acquisition Workforce Solutions

  • Screening qualified potential candidates
  • Retained search and headhunter services 
  • Contingent staffing and contractor management
  • Professional search and permanent recruitment
  • Executive and board search

Would you like to find out how Airswift can support your life science project?

Speak to our client services team

Global employment and relocation services 

Our life science recruitment specialists can manage international complexity through global employment and mobility services such as:

Airswift Global Employment & Mobility Workforce Solutions

  • Global immigration and visa services
  • Mobilisation and logistics services
  • Relocation management
  • Payroll and taxation services
  • Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO)

Managed solutions and recruitment outsourcing solutions (RPO solutions)

Are you a large firm buried under complex global workforce commitments? Our managed solutions include recruitment process outsourcing, assessment, screening, vendor management systems and more:

Airswift Managed Solutions

  • Full life cycle recruitment support
  • Supplier performance tracking
  • Onsite support
  • Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
  • Transition services of incumbent contingent workers

Consulting: talent mapping, benchmarking and strategy development 

Improved access to big data and disruptive workforce trends are key drivers in the life sciences sector. Airswift can help you find and collate that data to craft your workforce strategy through the following consultancy services:

Airswift Workforce & HR Consulting Services

  • Talent mapping
  • Salary and market rate benchmarking
  • Identification and delivery of cost savings
  • Skills assessment
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Performance and risk management advice

We recently had two hiring challenges for the launch of our UK business. With the support of Airswift, we instantly had a committed and supportive search consultant assigned to us who helped us achieve our needs in a determined time frame.

The process was very quick – We had a shortlist of suitable candidates within two weeks, and the Airswift search consultant arranged all calls and meetings in our offices. Airswift always had a very supportive, efficient and informative day-to-day follow up procedure. We will undoubtedly have more hiring in the near future and Airswift is our only option to approach.

Hiring Manager, Dayonix Pharma Limited

Life science disciplines we recruit for

  • Automation Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Clinical Research
  • Data Science
  • Electronic Engineering
  • EH&S
  • IT/Technical/Cloud Integration Support
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Affairs
  • MSAT
  • Process Engineering
  • Production
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance & Quality Control
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Research and Development
  • Statistics
  • System Engineering
  • Test Engineering
  • Tech Transfer
  • Technical Sales
  • Technical Account Management
  • Validation Engineering

Why choose Airswift for your workforce solution?

Airswift is the life science staffing agency of choice for world-leading businesses, with over: 

  • 60 offices worldwide
  • 1,000 employees
  • 9,000 contractors

Our global reach and pool of available talent is unmatched in the industry.

Project Highlight: Pharmaceutical Complex


In 2015, approximately $285 million was invested into a new, high-tech facility in Sweden at one of the largest production sites for medicine in the world, designed to manufacture new biological medicines.

Click here to read the full case study